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2014 Qualified Plan Cost of Living Increases, 2014 Social Security Taxable Wage Base

Posted on November 1, 2013, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
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The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the various qualified retirement plan limits. Many of the limits shown below are unchanged from last year. All of the above are plan year limits (i.e., for the plan year…

Halloween Trick, or Treat? IRS Issues 2014 Limits for Qualified Plans

Posted on November 1, 2013, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

On October 31 the IRS announced the various contribution and benefit limits applicable to qualified retirement plans, for 2014. Here's a link to our recent update which includes a handy chart. We've become accustomed to getting these annual announcements…

Annual Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Law Conference - 2013

Posted on November 6, 2013, Authored by ,

Westwood Conference Center, Wausau, WI Impact of U.S. v. Windsor and IRS Recognition of Same Sex Marriages on Wisconsin Employers. Attorney Mary Ellen Schill Wisconsin does not recognize (and in fact criminalizes) same sex marriage. The United States …

Ruder Ware Welcomes Attorney Emilu Starck

Posted on November 8, 2013, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the addition of Emilu Starck to our Wausau attorney team. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas Law School, Emilu advises clients on a wide variety of business transactional matters, including the…

Is it Only a Matter of Time Before LGBT Individuals Have Federal Employment Protection??

Remember Jack Tripper? Pretending to be gay to stay in the coveted apartment with Chrissy and Janet? Oh, the ruse Jack played for years with multiple landlords who never quite caught on to Jack's true identity. In the employment setting, the opposite …

Annual CWSHRM Human Resources & Labor Law Conference - 2012

Posted on November 13, 2013, Authored by ,

Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild, WI Seminar Sponsors: Ruder Ware and Central Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management The New Normal - Secret HR Strategies to Thrive in a Strange Economy Keynote Speaker Karl Ahlrichs - Gregory & Appel, Indianap…

Local Government Seminar - Spring 2012

Posted on November 13, 2013, Authored by ,

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Wausau, WI Presentation on Federal Financing Programs Brian Deaner, Community Programs Director with USDA Rural Development, and Attorney Steve Lipowski This presentation will discuss various financing alternat…

Local Government Seminar - Fall 2011

Posted on November 13, 2013, Authored by ,

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Wausau, WI Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector Peter Davis, Esq., WERC Peter Davis, Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC), presented information regarding the status of collect…

Caution - Duty To Accommodate May Be Expanded

Posted on November 13, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened the door to consideration of a duty to accommodate under the Americans With Disabilities Act that goes beyond the need to accommodate an employee with assistance to perform the essential …

Being At Work Is An Essential Job Function

Posted on November 18, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A colleague wrote recently that the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that when determining whether an employee is disabled or not because the employee cannot perform the essential functions of the job, the key document to be considered by th…

Recertification Elections to Begin Again - Hopefully

Posted on November 25, 2013, Authored by ,

Final Regulations on the 3.8% Net Investment Tax

Posted on November 26, 2013, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

The IRS issued final regulations on the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on November 26, 2013. The 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax was enacted as part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Car…

Flu Shots - Required or Prohibited

Posted on November 27, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Many states have adopted laws that require mandatory influenza (flu) vaccinations for certain health care professions. A recent hearing on Wisconsin Assembly Bill 247 would take the opposite direction. This proposed legislation would prohibit employers (…